The Library is pleased to announce the results of a community survey conducted June 17-July 3, 2013.  There were 697 paper surveys submitted and 47 online ones for a total of 744.

The survey respondents indicated a strong approval rating of the overall services of the Library with 96% of the 744 respondents stating that they were Extremely or Very satisfied with services.

The helpfulness of the Library staff showed an even greater satisfaction with 97% of the respondents stating that they were Extremely or Very satisfied with the service received from staff members.

More than 51% of users come to the Library every week with other attendance spread fairly evenly between daily (8%), bi-monthly (15%), monthly (13%), and occasionally (13%).   The majority of use comes in the circulation of books (494) and of audiovisual items (244).  Other notable use was Internet use (154), reading newspapers and magazines (149) and attending a Library program (138).

We received 243 comments on the survey.  From those comments, we found several areas that the public wants the Library Board to review for change.  Those include correcting recent computer lab problems, adding more computer classes, and purchasing more ebooks and newer movies.  Respondents also made suggestions for increased hours and improvements to the Library’s website.  The Board will discuss these items in the near future.

Thank you all for participating in the Survey!

 

New Books Added in August

The Hopefuls
Unfollow Vol. 1
Dark Road Home
Dancing with the Tiger
Duty and Honor
Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You
Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State
American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
The Devourers
And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air
The Ghoul King
Fresh Fish: Seafood Recipes, Techniques, and Traditions
The High Ground
How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia
Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran
The Loyal Heart
Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
The Branson Beauty
Claiming Noah
Someone Always Knows

Hours

Monday-Thursday:
9:30 AM - 9 PM
Friday-Saturday:
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday:
1 PM - 5 PM
Closed Sundays in August

Location

Brookings Public Library
515 3rd Street
Brookings SD 57006
605-692-9407

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